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Old 07-30-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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I planted about 12 cherry Tomato plants in a new area of my yard that was once random perennials. I pulled them out, edged out a garden area and planted the 12 plants this spring. No fert or any special thing other than watering afterwards.

I know have more cherry tomato's that I know what to do with. Plants are 5 feet tall, and each day I pull off 10-15 ripened cherrys. Some go right into my mouth, and the rest end up in our dinner. We've even started to give some away as we have so many.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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I’ve harvested chives, basil, oregano, cilantro, parsley, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, peppers, and a giant cabbage from my 4x8’ square garden bed. Still waiting on the tomatos! Some are turning now, thank goodness. Just started harvesting the summer vegs. Only had one early bell pepper and a couple cucumbers, but they are growing fast. I also “cheated” on five of the tomato plants and grew from starters. The one plant that actually grew on its own is behind but catching up fast. Will have lots of tomatoes this August, and probably September, too.

Update: Just picked three this morning!
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I planted about 12 cherry Tomato plants in a new area of my yard that was once random perennials. I pulled them out, edged out a garden area and planted the 12 plants this spring. No fert or any special thing other than watering afterwards.

I know have more cherry tomato's that I know what to do with. Plants are 5 feet tall, and each day I pull off 10-15 ripened cherrys. Some go right into my mouth, and the rest end up in our dinner. We've even started to give some away as we have so many.
Love cherry tomatoes...wow, quite a harvest!!! And you'll have them til frost...

how about sending me some?
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I’ve harvested chives, basil, oregano, cilantro, parsley, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, peppers, and a giant cabbage from my 4x8’ square garden bed. Still waiting on the tomatos! Some are turning now, thank goodness. Just started harvesting the summer vegs. Only had one early bell pepper and a couple cucumbers, but they are growing fast. I also “cheated” on five of the tomato plants and grew from starters. The one plant that actually grew on its own is behind but catching up fast. Will have lots of tomatoes this August, and probably September, too.

Update: Just picked three this morning!


Good news....great harvest from 8x4

My heirloom tomatoes are still green....getting impatient

Enjoy until frost!
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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This dang Cherokee Purple still has green fruit, nothing turning red yet. I read it can take 90 days for this variety to have red fruit...didn't know this when I bought the transplant.

Got it planted in early June, so it might be Sept.!!
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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I have lots of varieties, but only 1 plant of most, I wanted to try many new varieties this year, but don't have tons of room.

Old Standbys:
Pineapple, Cherokee Green, Cherokee Purple, Girl Girl's Weird Thing, Indigo Cherry Drops

New-to-me this year:
Captain Lucky, Berkeley Tie Dye, Delicious, KBX, Mocha Splash, Bear Creek, Rutgers, McKinley, Martino's Roma, Barry's Crazy Cherry, Lucky Tiger, Pink Tiger, Green Tiger, Blush, Candy Sweet Icicle, Black Cherry.

I like the different colored ones

I fertilize with bunny poop and grass clippings. I use deep mulching, too, which brings worms close to the surface, so there's worm poo too . My plants are very happy this year.
Wow, that's an impressive list! I haven't heard of many of them. Where do you find these? Did you plant as seeds or did you buy the seedlings?
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I have had better success this year with cherry tomatoes than in the past. Here in coastal Georgia, it gets hot too soon for good tomatoes.

I set up 2 big pots of patio tomatoes, early in March, and we had a long cool spring. We had a nice run of cherry tomatoes. Is the effort worth just going to Sam’s and buying them? Not really.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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What type of tomatoes do you have growing?
and
what is your fertilizer choice for lush growth and delicious fruit???
I have two plants, each in its own pot. I bought them from a garden store back in May. They look scrawny, like they haven't grown at all, with yellow/brown leaves and only 4-5 small tomatoes each.

However, a clump of about two or three tomato plants started coming up in a crack in the concrete of my back patio in June, and they look gorgeous, huge, vibrant green. No fruit yet though.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I have two plants, each in its own pot. I bought them from a garden store back in May. They look scrawny, like they haven't grown at all, with yellow/brown leaves and only 4-5 small tomatoes each.

However, a clump of about two or three tomato plants started coming up in a crack in the concrete of my back patio in June, and they look gorgeous, huge, vibrant green. No fruit yet though.

LOL...funny.

Are the two potted ones Patio tomatoes? Mine were like that until I fed them then they sprang to life.

Enjoy your volunteer tomatoes!
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I have had better success this year with cherry tomatoes than in the past. Here in coastal Georgia, it gets hot too soon for good tomatoes.

I set up 2 big pots of patio tomatoes, early in March, and we had a long cool spring. We had a nice run of cherry tomatoes.


Is the effort worth just going to Sam’s and buying them? Not really.
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I just thought the same....buying soil, pots, fertilizer etc my tomatoes are going to cost $5 a pound
Still, nothing like picking your own...
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